The most comprehensive anthology in its field, the second edition of Making a Difference builds on the solid literary foundation established in the original landmark volume. Featuring a blend of Canadian poetry and short fiction, this anthology examines on cultural differences through the work of 70 writers representing a diverse range of Native and ethnic backgrounds. The result is a rich survey that celebrates the unique cultural heritage of Canadian literature and the multiplicity of this country's cultural spectrum.
For this second edition, Making a Difference editor Smaro Kamboureli thoroughly reconsidered the table of contents and introduced over thirty-five authors, many of them seldom anthologized elsewhere, to the already extensive collection of established writers. These additions bring the collection up to date. By combining established classics with writings that seldom appear in similar anthologies, this unique collection stands as the most engaging and comprehensive in the market.
About the author
Smaro Kamboureli is Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Canadian Literature at the University of Guelph. Her publications include Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada, which won the Gabrielle Roy Prize, and, with Roy Miki, Trans.Can.Lit: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature (WLU Press, 2007). She is currently completing a new edition of her anthology Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature.
Robert Zacharias is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. His research interests include migration literature, Canadian literature (with a focus on Mennonite literature), 18th-century studies, and critical pedagogy. His work has been published in Mosaic and Studies in Canadian Literature, as well as in the edited collections Embracing Otherness and Narratives of Citizenship.
Other titles by Smaro Kamboureli
Possibilities of Justice in Canadian Literatures
All the Feels / Tous les sens
Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada
Inhabiting Memory in Canadian Literature / Habiter la mémoire dans la littérature canadienne
Beyond "Understanding Canada"
Transnational Perspectives on Canadian Literature
Editing as Cultural Practice in Canada
Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Ecology in Canadian Literary Studies
Producing Canadian Literature
Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace
Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies
Nation-State, Indigeneity, Culture
Retooling the Humanities
The Culture of Research in Canadian Universities
My Beloved Wager
Essays from a Writing Practice